Smart Integrated Livestock Farming

The Smart Integrated Livestock Farming (SILF) project aims to kick-start a new, sustainable era of livestock farming that considers
‘People’, ‘Planet’ and ‘Profit’ and secures future global food supplies with high protein valued
animal products from dairy production.

The key on-farm sensor technology that will be deployed by SILF is:
1. detection of lameness because it severely reduces dairy production and is indicative of adverse welfare conditions (the cow is suffering, medicine use prevents milk utilisation, and cow longevity is decreased), and
2. ambient environment because these can be used to optimize ventilation, reduce ammonia emissions and reduce energy consumption.

Accelerometer with a sensor in the white/black band. Danish Cattle Research Centre, Foulum, March 2014.